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inert

Chem having only a limited ability to react chemically; unreactive

inert

[i′nərt]
(science and technology)
Lacking an activity, reactivity, or effect.
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The silicon oxide layer is chemically inert and sharply reduces oxygen and moisture permeability.
An inert pill that does nothing achieves the same results or better than some drug that causes all these side effects and messes up the brain.
The feedstock of inert waste is derived from construction and demolition waste, bulk muck, excavation and rock overburden, which is processed into sustainable aggregate.
Tierney isn't alone in his concern over supposedly inert ingredients.
OBJECTIVES: In this commentary, we describe the shortcomings of the current procedures for assessing the hazards of pesticide formulations and demonstrate that inert ingredients can increase the toxicity of and potential exposure to pesticide formulations.
Cork in spherical, cubical, elongated, and shredded forms is an inert filler used to lower cost and density, to build viscosity, and to boost dimensional stability and coefficient of friction.
For this test, a system of rollers was developed to guide the inert rocket out of the aircraft," said Chris Webber, a 418th FLTS test project engineer.
In 1996, "the safety board called for pumping the tanks full of inert gas so they could not explode" In 2004, "the FAA said it was close to proposing" such a rule but it has yet to do so.
Crews tested firepower need by releasing, for the first time, an inert 500-pound GBU-38 Joint Direct Attack Munitions bomb during a flight at the China Lake Naval Warfare Center bombing range.
Several inert munitions assets were delivered to the Conventional Maintenance element for scheduled processing and demilitarization.
G] employs a liquid displacement method of pore size analysis, which is a standard in many industries and has proven to be an advantageous, inert, solution over hazardous techniques such as mercury porosimetry.